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steamboat bill, jr

What's a blog without some YouTube these days, right? So here's an awesome, old-fashioned spectacle Buster Keaton clip. It's a compilation (re-edit) of the famous storm sequence from 'Steamboat Bill, Jr.', including what probably ranks as his most famous stunt ever -- yes, the one where the house crashes over his head. Bear in mind this was done with a real building front and no trickery (or so legend has it).

For a less mashed-up experience, you may want to watch this with the music (Orbital) turned down.

Lots of Buster Keaton films, including this one, are available for download at Archive.org.



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